23 days in Victoria Itinerary

23 days in Victoria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Victoria travel planner

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Ballarat
— 3 nights
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Halls Gap
— 3 nights
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Rutherglen
— 2 nights
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Cowes
— 3 nights
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Red Hill
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights

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Ballarat

— 3 nights

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Head to Art Gallery of Ballarat and Stony Creek Galleryfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sovereign Hill and Works of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Wild Trout Downunde Gordon Hat Shoppe (in Gordon), Spas (in Daylesford) and Mount Avoca (in Avoca). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Ballan Farmers Market, view the masterpieces at Shades Of Gray Studio and Gallery, browse the fresh offerings at Golden Plains Farmer's Market, and browse the exhibits of Red Rock Theatre and Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ballarat sightseeing app.

Melbourne to Ballarat is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Halls Gap

— 3 nights
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Museum-lovers will appreciate James McMurtrie and Ros McArthur Art Studio. Get a sense of the local culture at Ararat Gallery TAMA and Taltarni Vineyards. Change things up with these side-trips from Halls Gap: Pierrepoint Wines (in Tarrington), Grape Farm Winery (in Moonambel) and Wimmera Hills Winery (in Elmhurst). There's more to do: do a tasting at Grampians Estate Cellar Door.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Halls Gap trip planner.

You can drive from Ballarat to Halls Gap in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rutherglen.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Wineries · Shopping · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Rutherglen

— 2 nights
Rutherglen is a small town in north-eastern Victoria, Australia, near the Murray River border with New South Wales. Get some cultural insight at Old Schoolhouse Gallery and Pfeiffer Wines. Step out of Rutherglen to go to Beechworth and see Eldorado Road Wines, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Andrew Buller Wines and look for gifts at Renaissance Chocolates.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rutherglen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Rutherglen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Rutherglen

Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Cowes

— 3 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Get some cultural insight at Town & Country Gallery and National Vietnam Veterans Museum. Head to Tyde and Cowes Bazaar and Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Cowes side-trips: Loch (Gippsland Wine Company & Bass Valley Estate Winery). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, take an in-depth tour of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, and learn about winemaking at Phillip Island Winery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cowes trip planner.

You can drive from Rutherglen to Cowes in 5 hours. Traveling from Rutherglen in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Cowes. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Red Hill.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Red Hill

— 3 nights
Red Hill is a small rural community, located in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, about an hour's drive south of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia. Appreciate the collections at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park. Get some cultural insight at Rahona Valley Vineyard and TreAnd at Baxter Valley Estate. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate, do a tasting at Fenian Wines, admire the landmark architecture of Heronswood, and browse for treasures at Tyabb Packing House Antiques.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Red Hill trip website.

You can drive from Cowes to Red Hill in 2 hours. In June in Red Hill, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Red Hill

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 6 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Buxton Contemporary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, view the masterpieces at The Blender Studios, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne holiday maker.

You can drive from Red Hill to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Victoria travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gardens · Landmarks
The smallest state on mainland Australia, Victoria nevertheless boasts a richly attractive interior and an exotic, bay-strewn coastline that compensates for its relatively diminutive size. With snow-topped alpine areas and coastal paradises running into dry, semi-arid plains in the west and northwest, Victoria has something of a split personality in relation to its geography. Around 70 percent of Victoria’s population live in the capital of the state, Melbourne.